Tickets are now on sale for Stars of David, a concert presentation hailing well-known Jewish personalities, including Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and comedy legend Joan Rivers. The show will play a limited engagement November 13 through December 15 at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre.
The stars' stories have been adapted into amusing and often moving songs by award-winning writers such as Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), Marilyn & Alan Bergman (Yentl), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change), Richard Maltby & David Shire (Closer Than Ever), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
Based on the bestselling book Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin, other well known Jewish personalities celebrated include Bravo Executive Andy Cohen, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, designer Kenneth Cole, actress and comedian Fran Drescher, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace and TV writer-producer Norman Lear.
Conceived by Aaron Harnick and Abigail Pogrebin and directed by Gordon Greenberg, the cast features Janet Metz, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky and Wicked favorite Donna Vivino.